Karen Warren
Concert sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
American Song Craft
Songwriting in the U.S. from William Billings to Townes Van Zandt and Beyond
Wed, May 10, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
From the colonial period to the 21st century song makers in America have found plenty to sing about, and our music developed its own voice from the start. Anonymous folk singers, hymn composers, professional songwriters and singing performers have sought new paths and created new forms. A thread runs through the music of Stephen Foster (1826-64), Blind Willie McTell (1898-1959), Woody Guthrie (1912-67), Joni Mitchell (1943-) and others as they searched for authenticity and expression.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, vocals, banjo, fiddle, lap steel, accordion, guit.
Alli Bach, vocals, autoharp, accordion, dance
Corwin Bolt, guitar, banjo, bass
Words & music by William Billings
 Jefferson And Liberty
Words & music by anonymous
Words by A. Davidson - Music by Charles Wesley
 Home, Sweet Home
Words by John Howard Payne - Music by traditional, Sicilian
 Pat Do This, Pat Do That
Words & music by traditional U. S.
 Beautiful Dreamer
Words & music by Stephen Foster
 I Ride An Old Paint
Words & music by anonymous
 Statesboro Blues
Words & music by Blind Willie McTell - First recorded by Blind Willie McTell
 Fingerprint Blues
Words & music by traditional U. S.
 I've Got To Know
Words & music by Woody Guthrie
 Paths Of Victory
Words & music by Bob Dylan
 Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution
Words & music by Tracy Chapman
 To Live's To Fly
Words & music by Townes Van Zandt
 Welcome To The Human Race
Words & music by Pat MacDonald
 A Perfect Day
Words & music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
 Hard Times Come Again No More
Words & music by Stephen Collin Foster
 Fifty Years Ago
(1986) Cowboyology
Words & music by Ian Tyson
 Mayn Rue Platz
Words by Morris Rosenfeld - Music by traditional, Yiddish
 Love Me, I'm A Liberal
Words & music by Phil Ochs
 The Mortician's Daughter
Words & music by Freedy Johnston
 I Think About You
Words & music by Steve Seskin, Don Schlitz
 That Song About The Midway
(1968) Clouds
Words & music by Joni Mitchell
 Louisiana 1927
(1974) Good Old Boys
Words & music by Randy Newman
 Rant & Roll
Words & music by John Trudell
 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Words & music by Wallis Willis
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional U. S., -
anonymous, -
traditional, Yiddish, -
traditional, Sicilian, -
William Billings, 1746-1800
Henry R. Bishop, -
Tracy Chapman, -
A. Davidson, -
Bob Dylan, -
Stephen Foster, 1826-1864
Stephen Collin Foster, 1826-1864
Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967
Carrie Jacobs-Bond, 1862-1946
Freedy Johnston, -
Pat MacDonald, -
Blind Willie McTell, 1898-1959
Joni Mitchell, -
Randy Newman, -
Phil Ochs, -
John Howard Payne, -
Morris Rosenfeld, -
Don Schlitz, -
Steve Seskin, -
John Trudell, -
Ian Tyson, 1933-
Townes Van Zandt, -
Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Wallis Willis, -
Associate Events
Wednesday May 10
6:00 pmPre-Performance Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
American Song Craft Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
C15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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